|John Sisk & Son Ltd wins civils work at new gas fired power station|
John Sisk & Son Ltd, has been awarded a £39m contract by global engineering firm Alstom for civils work at a new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station in Pembrokeshire.
Sisk’s Major Projects division will construct the substructure and reinforced concrete work for the five turbine halls together with the associated cooling water pipework and ancillary site services. The 13-month project is due for completion in September 2010.
Work has commenced on site and is part of £1bn invested in the project, owned and commissioned by RWE npower, ultimately producing 2,000MW and supplying around 3 million homes.
Alstom chose Sisk’s Major Projects team for their innovative and coherent solution to the civil engineering work. This award follows on from the relationship developed between Alstom and Sisk on a power station project in Aghada, Ireland.
Community engagement remains of paramount importance to both Alstom and RWE npower, with Sisk submitting detailed plans to minimise disruption to the area and to work closely with RWE npower’s Local Liaison Committee (LLC) to promote local employment opportunities and keep local communities regularly informed of the work schedule.
Nigel Warnes, Director Major Projects, Sisk commented:
“This is a significant project, and it is fantastic for Sisk to be a part. We have undertaken some very complex civil engineering projects across Europe including power, pharmaceutical and major infrastructure; this experience and specialist expertise will underpin the successful delivery of the Pembroke Power Station.”
Stephen Burgin, Country President and Head of Power for Alstom in the UK added:
“We are delighted to bring Sisk on board for this phase of the scheme. They have shown real attention to detail in their plans that promise delivery exactly to specification, ensuring the next phase of construction can continue to schedule.”
When completed, the power station will be the largest and most efficient of its type in the UK.